"who gets, what, when, and how." - Harold Lasswell
"the authoritative (or binding) allocation of values (which includes resources and power) within a
particular context." - David Easton
"politics is the discourse and struggle over the organization of human possibilities." - David Held
Concepts in political science are essentially contested.
Power: The ability of one actor to impose its will on another.
Resource Principle of Allocation Political System
$ "merit"/equal opportunity Liberal capitalist
$ equality socialist
$ Inheritance/birthright Feudal
Resource Allocation Constitution
Political power (incl. property and political rightMany (poor; mob) democracy